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Environmental Studies BA

Empowering Tomorrow's Environmental Leaders

The environmental studies major is designed to prepare students for the rapidly expanding and dynamic possibilities for jobs related to the critical environmental issues facing our planet.

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About the Program 

The Environmental Studies BA program is meticulously crafted to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to address the pressing environmental challenges of our time. Our curriculum is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the environment and its interconnections with society. 

This program equips students with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives necessary to make meaningful contributions to the field and to address the global environmental challenges of our time. Whether students are interested in ecology, education, or water resources, this program provides a solid foundation for a rewarding career in environmental studies.

Who Should Consider This Degree?

Through integrated interdisciplinary learning experiences based in the classroom, in the laboratory, in the field, and off-campus, students will meet science goals shared by those in the natural sciences and will develop skills and experience in:

  • The ability to gather, analyze, and synthesize information.
  • The process of science, its application to developing public policy, and the ethical issues of this application.
  • Effective communication and problem solving in professional settings and situations requiring collaborative teamwork.
  • A systems perspective on environmental issues that includes the historical, cultural, economic, and ecological considerations.
  • The ecosystems of Southwest Florida and the ability to apply this local knowledge to other regions of the globe.
  • The application of the concept of sustainability.

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Internships

Develop your scientific knowledge and skills and gain valuable experience in a chosen career through internships with our community partners.

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Concentrations

  • Ecology and Environmental Assessment Concentration
  • Environmental Education Concentration
  • Water Resources Science and Management Concentration
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